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Increased Access To Nature Trails, Forest Lands – Not Nature Preserves – Could Decrease Youth Obesity Rates

Nathan Hurst, University of Missouri Research suggests local policymakers should evaluate outdoor resources to encourage exercise As youth obesity levels in America remain at record high levels, health professionals and policymakers continue...

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2014-09-17 16:26:55

OCONOMOWOC, Wis., Sept. 17, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --Phillip J. Seibell, M.D., a board-certified psychiatrist, has joined the medical staff at Rogers Behavioral Health-Tampa Bay, which is slated to open late September. Dr. Seibell will provide support and psychiatric services for adults in Tampa's intensive outpatient (IOP) and partial hospitalization programs (PHP) that will focus on obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and related anxiety disorders....

2014-09-12 23:04:49

Parents are encouraged to support healthy choices for the entire family. Columbus, OH (PRWEB) September 12, 2014 September is National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month and The Ohio Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (http://www.ohioaap.org) wants to educate parents about the risks associated with childhood obesity, and help them find ways to keep their young ones healthy and active. “More than 23 million children and teenagers in the United States are obese or overweight,...

2014-09-11 20:21:50

WASHINGTON, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Novo Nordisk today announced that the Endocrinologic and Metabolic Drugs Advisory Committee (EMDAC) of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has completed its meeting regarding the New Drug Application (NDA) for Saxenda(®), the intended brand name for liraglutide 3 mg, a once-daily human GLP-1 analogue for the treatment of obesity. Based on the data contained in the NDA for Saxenda(®), the FDA asked the panel members to discuss whether...

2014-09-11 12:26:49

The Obesity Society Calls FDA Approval of Contrave a Step to Improve Health, Weight of Nation SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As the number of Americans affected by severe obesity continues to rise, equipping our nation's doctors with proven and effective tools to treat patients for this disease is increasingly important. Today's Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announcement that Contrave(TM) (combination of naltrexone sustained release [SR]...

2014-09-11 08:28:13

Physical activity alone is not enough to reach weight loss goals; New technology integration pairs activity tracking with Weight Watchers tools and support to make smart food choices NEW YORK, Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Weight Watchers International, Inc. (NYSE: WTW) is announcing today seamless syncing with popular activity monitors and apps, bringing millions of fitness wearable users the opportunity for a more complete and integrated weight loss experience. Making changes to...

2014-09-11 08:27:41

New Medication for Obese Adults, or Overweight Adults with at Least One Weight-Related Comorbid Condition DEERFIELD, Ill., and LA JOLLA, Calif., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc. and Orexigen® Therapeutics, Inc. (Nasdaq: OREX) jointly announced today that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved Contrave® (naltrexone HCI and bupropion HCI) extended-release tablets as an adjunct to a reduced-calorie diet and increased physical activity for...

2014-09-09 23:15:05

A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease risk – may be better determined if doctors consider his race and ethnicity, as well as where on his body he’s building up excess fat, reveals an international evaluation led by the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health. Pittsburgh, PA (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 A man’s likelihood of accumulating fat around his heart – an important indicator of heart disease...

2014-09-09 23:07:25

The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students during school, according to a poll released today by The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), and the American Heart Association (AHA). Washington, DC (PRWEB) September 09, 2014 The vast majority of parents of school-age children support strong national nutrition standards for all foods and beverages sold to students...

2014-09-09 12:28:45

- Impact Study Reveals Together Counts(TM) Program Significantly Improves Student Understanding About Importance of Physical Activity, Nutrition and Living a Balanced Lifestyle - SILVER SPRING, Md., Sept. 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Healthy Weight Commitment Foundation (HWCF), a CEO-led organization driving a national, multi-year effort designed to help reduce childhood obesity, and Discovery Education, the leading provider of digital content and professional development for K-12 classrooms,...

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2014-09-09 04:00:40

Sam Wong, Imperial College London Social networking programs designed to help people lose weight could play a role in the global fight against obesity, according to research. Analysis by researchers from Imperial College London combining the results of 12 previous studies shows that such programs have achieved modest but significant results in helping participants lose weight. The paper is one of 10 reports on global healthcare policy written for the World Innovation Summit for...


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  • The ragged surface of a lava-flow.
'Malpais' translates from Spanish as 'bad land.'